About PASS

Competence in the business units

Our business units (BU) structure the PASS competencies according to industry sectors. As a result of many years of project experience, PASS additionally offers their own software products and solutions. Due to their modular set-up, all applications can be adjusted to the requirements of the respective customer. This procedure creates individual systems at the price of standard software.

PASS Group

Members of the PASS Group

PASS IT-Consulting Dipl.-Inf. G. Rienecker GmbH & Co. KG
IT -consulting, software development, and project management

PASS Consulting Corporation
US-based company that specializes in consulting, software development, and project management for travel and tourism

PASS GCA Solution Centre Private Ltd.
India-based off shore development center

PASS Global Consulting Alliance AG
Partner network offering worldwide IT consulting and software development

PASS Holding GmbH
Holding company, parent company of the PASS group

PASS System Management AG
Specialized in IT systems monitoring, maintenance, and enhancement

PASS Financial Solutions GmbH
Specialized in projects, IT solutions based on SOA, and MDA for financial service providers

PASS Banking Solutions GmbH
Specialized in the maintenance, setting up, and enhancing of the main banking system PASS Core Banking Suite

PASS MULTIBANK Solutions AG
Specialized in core banking solutions for private and foreign banks

PASS Logistics Solutions AG
Specialized in IT solutions for transport logistics

PASS Travel Solutions GmbH
Specialized in IT solutions and consulting for the travel industry

PASS Events GmbH
Specialized in marketing services and event management

PASS BPM Solutions NL BV
Specialized in business process management

Management

Gerhard Rienecker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder and Chairman of the PASS Consulting Group Company Executive Board

Gerhard Rienecker founded PASS in 1981 after completing his information technology studies. The topic of his thesis became the start-up idea for PASS which has not lost any of its relevance to date: He had the vision of developing individual software at the price of standard software that is based on reusable components. It was the combination of know-how and a vision which enabled Rienecker to form PASS into a globally active consulting and software house with only one objective in mind: Understanding customers and helping them to be successful with quality and innovations that make sense on the technological level. Rienecker is publisher and co-author of numerous books, such as “Building the future with creativity”, “Change as a challenge and opportunity” as well as “Business goes virtual”.

Andreas Rinner, Chief Digital Officer (CDA)

Business Center Manager R&D

Head of Business Units Technologies & Digital Business

Director PASS Digital Technologies GmbH

Biju K. Pothen, Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Member of the Board
PASS System Management AG

Director
APP-ARISE GmbH

Head of Business Units Public Sector, Health & Telco

Thomas Dudaczy, Chief Partner Officer (CPO)

Member of the Board
PASS Global Consulting Alliance AG

Director &  Executive
PASS GCA Solution Center Private Limited (Indien)

Member of the Board
PASS Logistics Solutions AG

Sabine Nolte, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Business Center Manager Finance & Human Resources
Director PASS Consulting Services GmbH

Heidrun Fernau-Rienecker, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Head of Marketing
Director PASS Events GmbH

Germany

PASS Headquarters, Aschaffenburg

PASS Consulting Group
Schwalbenrainweg 24
63741 Aschaffenburg
Germany

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Performance Center, Frankfurt

MesseTurm, 24th Floor
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60308 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 69 668050 0
Fax: +49 69 668050 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Bad Mergentheim
PASS Banking Solutions GmbH

Johann-Hammer-Str. 24
97980 Bad Mergentheim
Germany

Phone: +49 7931 964 0
Fax: +49 7931 964 299
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Cologne
PASS Digital Technologies GmbH

Von-Hünefeld-Straße 2
50829 Cologne
Germany

Phone: +49 221 99506 0
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Seevetal near Hamburg
PASS Multibank Solutions GmbH

Im Alten Dorf
21217 Seevetal (Fleestedt)
Germany

Phone: +49 40 36096 0
Fax: +49 40 36096 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Munich

AGENDIS Business Center
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 8
81829 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Stuttgart

Schlossstr. 76
70176 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

PASS Office, Wuerzburg
PASS Financial Solutions GmbH

Echter-Galerie
Juliuspromenade 64
97070 Wuerzburg
Germany

Phone: +49 6021 3881 700
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400
info[at]pass-consulting.com

USA

PASS Office, Miami
PASS Consulting Corporation

2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 300
Miami, Florida 33134
USA

Phone: +1 305 269 6975 or +1 305 200 8786
Fax: +1 305 264 6575
usa[at]pass-consulting.com

India

PASS Office, Hyderabad
PASS GCA Solutions Centre Private Limited

ILabs Centre, Opp. Inorbit Mall
Plot no. 18, 8th floor, Block D
Madhapur, Hitech City
Hyderabad 500 081
India

Phone: +91 40 666250 45

History

Since the founding of PASS Consulting Group in 1981, we have been consulting our customers on how to optimize their business processes and systems. We focus predominantly on the banking and insurance sectors, on travel, logistics, public sector, industries, telecommunications and IT. Our employees work for a better digital world. They combine IT with expertise and they live up to their profession when it comes to consulting and executing complex IT projects. The PASS Research & Development team reviews and analyses trends, evaluates technologies and assesses them within the context of scientific studies.

1981

The business idea
Your one stop solution warehouse. The idea for individual software development at the price of standard software emerged from the thesis "Use of micro computers in operational organization" written by Gerhard Rienecker, founder of PASS. It was the corner stone for PASS Consulting Group.

1981 - 1983

The business concept takes shape, followed by initial projects and PC solutions for customers.

1992

Expansion
Success and growth lead to geographical and staffing expansion within Germany. The PASS Consulting Center Frankfurt opens its doors. This will also be the location for the PASS Academy which offers a wide range of internal and external employee and customer training programs. PASS becomes a regular host for community events in these spacious premises.

1998

PASS EDV-Beratung is renamed to PASS IT-Consulting Group. Using an english title in Germany emphasizes that PASS is increasingly switching to large accounts and thus to the international arena.

1996 - 1999

Internationalization
The international customer base of PASS keeps growing with new customers especially in the US. The founding of PASS Consulting Corporation with branches in New York and Miami is the logical consequence of this development. At the same time, the company stays on expansion course in Germany opening more branches in Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Software development centers are founded in Hyderabad, India and Würzburg, Germany.

1999

PASS IT-Consulting Group becomes PASS Consulting Group.
The influence of IT on the business processes becomes obvious more and more. IT and management topics really cannot be separated from one another, which is why PASS expands their portfolio by the traditional business consulting. In order to also acknowledge this development externally, the name has again been changed by this small yet significant detail.

1999

Globalization
The branch concept makes room for a new strategy. PASS is the initiator of Global Consulting Alliance (GCA), a worldwide IT company network. The associated partners offer GCA services in their respective home markets. This way, GCA is able to provide one face to the customer anywhere in the world.

2002

GCA Germany is launched, leading to a continuous increase of the partner network in Germany.

2004

New profile
PASS opts for a new presentation of the entire service portfolio in order to present their entire IT and consulting skills to the market in a transparent way. The new profile basically consists of the four elements:

  • Research
  • Project
  • Software
  • Service

2005

PASS has been on a quality mission with the title "Good to great". The objective is to achieve perfection in customer orientation, organization and leadership based upon expertise and values. These values include honesty, respect, responsibility and independence.

2017 - present

Our mission is to achieve a better digital world. By means of modern technologies we create innovative improvements for our customers. These result in IT-solutions as well as IT-products.

PASS Late Year Benefit 2020 -
We build a school in Africa

Do good together, help for Namibia

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the annual Late Year Benefit 2020 in the Alte Oper Frankfurt due to the current corona situation. But especially in such difficult times, we would like to actively live the charity idea and make a difference together with you.

Education prevents poverty

While we are still doing well – despite current restrictions – isolation is becoming a question of existence for many African states. The economy lies idle, tourists stay away and donations are plummeting massively. Important support programs and projects can only be continued to a limited extent, and this also affects education. A fatal cycle, because a lack of education leads to lower productivity and lower income. Lack of money is therefore both cause and consequence of poverty. For this reason we would like to realize, together with the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP, the construction of an elementary school in Namibia, more precisely in the village of Oroutumba. Oroutumba is located in the north, about 95 km from the city of Okangwati. Currently, a church built for miners and provisionally built tin huts are being used as school buildings. We want to create a better learning environment for the school children.


The Project

The project includes the construction of an elementary school with two classrooms including school furniture and the construction of a kitchen including a dining hall for school meals.

Facts about the project

Project type: Construction of an elementary school
Project plan: 2 classrooms, kitchen, dining hall incl. furniture
Target group: approx. 90 students
Country: Namibia
Place: Oroutumba
Project partner on site: Kaokoland e.V.
Project duration: approx. 3 months

Donation

Would you like to make a contribution? Just 30 € are enough to feed a school child for a month in a healthy way.

Donation account:
PASS Schulspeisung in Namibia
Kontoinhaber: Förderverein RC Aschaffenburg
IBAN: DE58 7956 2514 0001 4160 90
BIC: GENODEF1AB1
Purpose/Keyword: PASS Schulspeisung Namibia

Note: If you donate under the stated purpose, you agree that your donation date, name and address as well as the donation amount will be communicated by the Rotary Club Aschaffenburg to the PASS Consulting Group.
For donations over 50 € a donation receipt can be issued. For this purpose, please add the complete address to "purpose" in addition to the keyword "PASS Schulbau".

Region & Country

Oroutumba is located about 95 km from the city of Okanguati and 131 km from the city of Opuwo in the Kaokoveld, about 900 km north of Windhoek.

The students there mainly belong to the Ovahimba ethnic group. The Ovahimba are increasingly interested in sending their children to school and the children themselves would like to go to school. The government also attaches great importance to integrating the Ovahimba as an archaic community into the social community, to promoting and educating them.

They are now semi-nomads and one of the last remaining nomadic peoples in the world. Also due to this fact, the schools are not only schools but also social centers where the children live and have to be cared for during school time, since parts of the family or even the whole family with their herds is on the move. An additional aspect is the enormous distances the students have to travel to their homes (possibly several 10 km).

Further Information

Namibia consists mainly of farms and nature parks. It is therefore not easy to provide enough schools throughout the country. The country is not able to do this on its own and is therefore supported by outside help, among others from Germany.

Most of the children also sleep near the school because the footpaths are very long. As long as no additional sleeping rooms can be created, the children have to sleep on the bare ground, covered with rags. This means they are exposed to all kinds of dangers in summer, such as snakes, scorpions and vermin. In winter, temperatures range between plus 5 and minus degrees. And during the rainy season they get wet.

At almost all schools, the school authorities only pay for one meal a day – pure cornmeal. This "food allocation" is not sufficient for the children. A reasonable learning process is impossible with this supply. Apart from the feeling of hunger, the children would clearly be malnourished, which severely impairs their mental and physical development. Our local project partner must therefore intervene to provide support and tries to finance the additional meals at some schools.

In order for a full food supply (4 meals a day, balanced diet) to be paid for by the state, the schools must have a hostel with a sanitary block, a kitchen with a dining room and caregiver accommodation.

Besides the buildings, there is also a lack of suitable teaching materials. This starts with dictionaries for all official Namibian languages. For some of the minority languages, like the language of the Himba or the San, there were no valid dictionaries until now. The Institute for Education and Development is in the process of filling this gap. Without dictionaries, there is no reliable written language and this makes teaching in schools in these languages almost impossible, to the chagrin of the children.

It is very difficult for a child who perhaps only speaks Ochi-Herero to suddenly be taught in English or Afrikaans at school. GTZ (a German Development Organization) is therefore developing primary school books in Namibia in all minority languages, with stories that take place in a world that is familiar to the children.

Many schools in the region do not yet have a fortified building. The children learn in tents or in sheds made of wood and straw. They sleep on the floor.

The school in Oroutumba is located near an old sodalite mine. The church building built for the miners there is used as a temporary school building. The building is now in a very poor condition. In addition, this type of surrender always poses the risk of being used again, so that the school could be disrupted at any time.

Currently, 90 children are taught by two teachers in Oroutumba. The children come from the surrounding villages. Many of the fathers were employed in the mine. Experience shows that the number of students increases rapidly when new school buildings are built.

A tin hut and other temporary huts are used by preschoolers and grade 1 children, the church building is for grades 2 and 3, although this is also just one room that has to be provisionally separated.

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